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Apalachicola Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Apalachicola

According to customer reviews, Dream On Fishing Charters, Captain Doug Chason, and Capt JB’s Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Apalachicola, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Apalachicola.

The average price for a private 4 hour Apalachicola fishing trip is $515, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,040 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Dream On Fishing Charters, Captain Doug Chason, and Capt JB’s Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Apalachicola.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Tripletail, and Black Drum. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The small town of Apalachicola revolves around the water. From the maritime museum to the numerous seafood restaurants and bustling marinas, there’s no getting away from it. And why would you want to? Hop aboard an Apalachicola fishing charter and discover Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” in style. 
 
You can engage in both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Apalachicola. The town’s namesake river, along with the St. Marks and East Rivers pour into the Gulf just a stone’s throw away. Bass is the name of the game in the rivers, with Largemouth and Hybrid Striped Bass offering plenty of action.
 
Some saltwater fish make their way up the river when the conditions are right, but the Apalachicola Bay is where you’ll find the most fish. Redfish and Spotted Seatrout are ubiquitous here, with Flounder, Sheepshead, and Black Drum also on offer. 
 
Mackerel, Pompano, Cobia, and Jack Crevalle sometimes linger near the inlet, giving you the temptation to head offshore. Beyond St. George Island, you’ll find reefs full of Snappers, Amberjack, Groupers, and bigger Cobia and Kingfish to keep you on your toes. Head even further out and monster Sharks, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna could be biting!
 
Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome to indulge in the Apalachicola fishing scene. Spend as little as a couple of hours on the shallow waters inshore, all the way up to 10+ hours in the deep waters offshore, and live out your fishing fantasies. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing aboard a saltwater charter in Apalachicola will mean that you don’t need to get a license. However, if you’re going out with a river guide, you’ll need to get a Florida freshwater fishing license. Wherever you head, your professional captain will make sure you stick to the latest size and bag limits. 
Apalachicola
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 26596 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Early in the year, your luck is best in the backwaters and creeks, where Redfish and Speckled Trout are escaping the cold waters of the bay. Bring the little ones and teach them the ways of the water!

February

With temperatures ranging anywhere from 45-65°F, you can expect to have the most success while fishing inshore for Sheepshead or casting lines in the river for Redfish and Trout – there's plenty to keep you warm!

March

Spring marks the arrival of many migratory species, with early Spanish Mackerel and Pompano arriving first. Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder fill the bay, so there's something for everyone. 

April

Fish the bay for Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Flounder. Meanwhile the first of this year’s Cobia arrives nearshore. King Mackerel and Jack Crevalle aren’t far behind, as the fishing offshore heats up.

May

The warm weather means that it's a great time to start exploring the waters beyond the bay. Fish the nearshore reefs for Snapper and Grouper or scan the flats for Redfish, Flounder, and much more.

June

Come June, it’s all about Tarpon, Tarpon, Tarpon! Local bays will be swarming with the Silver King. Plenty of other bruisers are biting too, including a variety of Sharks and big game fish offshore.

July

Redfish and Speckled Trout hit their low season in July, but there’s still plenty of fish to keep you occupied. Fish for Mackerel, Tripletail and Sharks nearshore, or head to the deep in seach of Mahi and more. 

August

No matter where you drop your line, chances are you’ll hook into a hard-fighting catch. Tripletail, Sharks, and Tarpon are all fair game. Offshore you’ll find Triggerfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and big game creatures.

September

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of great fishing here in Apalachicola! Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Jack Crevalle are still at their peak and your chances of landing almost any other species are very good, too.

October

Redfish and Speckled Trout are back to steal the spotlight inshore. Catch yourself a Flounder and make it a slam! Nearshore, the reefs are teeming with delicious fish, and Red Snapper can be caught on weekends!

November

November sees large numbers of tourists flocking to Apalachicola for The Florida Seafood Festival, an annual 2-day event dedicated to this great fishery and local seafood. Come and join the party while also fishing for fun!

December

Some local fishing charters may shut down at this time of year, but you’ll still be able to fish for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Bass in the river. Temperatures range from 45-65°F, so be sure to bring extra layers. 

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Book an inshore trip with someone like captain Ron or try light tackle woth shrimp or sand fleas along the beach shoreline.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book an inshore trip with someone like captain Ron or try light tackle woth shrimp or sand fleas along the beach shoreline.
Charles  S.
Charles S. Blountstown, Florida
Such a special place to fish. Amazing variety of waterways leads to a lot of opportunities.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Such a special place to fish. Amazing variety of waterways leads to a lot of opportunities.
Matt  E.
Matt E. Atlanta, Georgia
Marcus is a fantastic captain. He knows where the fish are going to be and we caught an incredible variety of species. It was a fun, relaxing and productive fishing experience just as we had hoped. We laughed at how many different types of fish we were catching. It was quite surprising.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Marcus is a fantastic captain. He knows where the fish are going to be and we caught an incredible variety of species. It was a fun, relaxing and productive fishing experience just as we had hoped. We laughed at how many different types of fish we were catching. It was quite surprising.
Chad  A.
Chad A. Champlin, MN
Be prepared for quick weather changes and a wide variety of fish species biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for quick weather changes and a wide variety of fish species biting
RussHi  C.  K.
RussHi C. K. Isanti, MN
Come on and find the fun for yourself. You won't regret it! Worth every penny!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come on and find the fun for yourself. You won't regret it! Worth every penny!
Nancy  S.
Nancy S. Newnan, GA
Check the weather forecast, you may need to layer your clothing...Don't forget your sunscreen and a hat...Bring one cooler for the boat with snacks and drinks...Make sure you remember one cooler in your vehicle for your catch of the day...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather forecast, you may need to layer your clothing...Don't forget your sunscreen and a hat...Bring one cooler for the boat with snacks and drinks...Make sure you remember one cooler in your vehicle for your catch of the day...
Joseph(  H.  H.
Joseph( H. H. Lady Lake, Florida
Go with someone like Captain Charles who will switch up tackle and spots to get what is biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with someone like Captain Charles who will switch up tackle and spots to get what is biting.
Karl  W.
Karl W. Nashville, TN
Fishing is excellent, but weather is unpredictable. So bring your raincoat along with your fishing pole.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is excellent, but weather is unpredictable. So bring your raincoat along with your fishing pole.
Gary  D.
Gary D. Blountstown, Florida
Fish the beach in the state park.Use fresh shrimp on bottom.Also fish the old bridge on island side,shrimp and cut bait on bottom hang on!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish the beach in the state park.Use fresh shrimp on bottom.Also fish the old bridge on island side,shrimp and cut bait on bottom hang on!!!
Leslie  K.
Leslie K. Evensville, Tennessee

Coast Runner Outfitters
Coast Runner Outfitters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Donny is great!! We liked him so much we booked a second fishing trip with him two days later!! He is very knowledgeable, outgoing, and just an all around awesome guy! Wouldn’t go with anyone else!! Highly recommend!
Kristan  B.
Kristan B. Port Saint Joe, Florida
Big’Un Charters
Big’Un Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Ignore the goofball who wrote the review back in April, Greg knows what he’s doing. Took 3 HS boys and 2 adults on the half day morning trip and had a blast. Probably caught around 100 smaller to medium sized fish and everyone had a good time. Tried to move a little further out past the bay and didn’t as well but that’s the way it goes. Would absolutely go with Mr Greg again.
Tom  S.
Tom S. Apalachicola, Florida
Captain Chris Rose
Captain Chris Rose
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captain has a great attitude and very inspired by his fishing. We had a great time even though we didn’t catch many keepers. He was very knowledgeable and showed us a good time. We caught a lot of fish on a bad day, so he can definitely find the fish you are looking for in the bay. He’s a good ole boy and definitely will book again next time I’m in the area.
Tristen  H.
Tristen H. Dallas, GA
Williamson Outfitters – Capt. Brice
Williamson Outfitters – Capt. Brice
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Surprised the boys for an early Father's Day fishing trip. Those smiles look like it was a good day.
Leslie  R.
Leslie R. Quincy, FL
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Fish weren't biting a lot the day we went but Captain Ron was great at trying different spots and different bait, fishing for a variety of things. We still got enough for a few meals for the two of us though. Had a wonderful time! He filleted them up quickly and beautifully for us. We also caught a shark and a stingray which was not what we were fishing for but a really fun experience!
Tiffany  F.
Tiffany F. Springfield, MO
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(99 reviews)
Capt. Ron is a family man(5 kids & 9 grand-kids i believe)who was very kind and patient with me, my wife and 3 grown sons. Firm when he needs to be:) has heart of teacher. Boat is perfect size for an inshore trip.Went staight to multiple fishings spots, and caught enough fish for dinner even though some of our catch had to be released due to size limits. We even had fun catching big Sail Cats. Will definitely be booking with him again in the future, Lord willing. Charles Sowell & Family
Charles  S.
Charles S. Blountstown, Florida
Caught Up Charters
Caught Up Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Andrew took us to as many spots as possible and we had a great time and brought home some delicious fish so we give Captain Andrew two thumbs up and we will be back next year for sure.
Douglas  S.
Douglas S. United States
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Captain John provided me and my wife a fantastic experience catching trippletail
Noel  Y.
Noel Y. Hope Mills, North Carolina
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Great trip even though conditions weren't the greatest. We caught a little bit of everything including redfish, flounder, black drum, and white trout as well as another dozen non keepers. We will definitely do another trip with him next year.
John  D.
John D. Mineral Bluff, GA
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
We had a great morning. John was so knowledgeable and interesting. We may not have left with tons of fish, but we had a great time and it was definitely worth it.
Penelope  C.
Penelope C. Benton Harbor, MI
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(99 reviews)
We enjoyed going out with Captain Ron. He worked real hard on getting us on the fish. He is one that I will be going out with again. Thanks Captain Ron
Bryant  G.
Bryant G. Sharpsburg, GA
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Very helpful and informative throughout the charter. Already planning another later this year.
Kimberly  F.
Kimberly F. United States
Hooked Charters
Hooked Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
You don't have to look further for your Apalach area fish charter than Dwayne and Jeff at Hooked Charters. These lifelong area residents know the waters, lots of knowledge, work hard and are fun and easy to be with. Whether fishing the bay or going off shore you can't go wrong with these guys.
Mark  N.
Mark N. Bayside, WI
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Made our entire fishing trip absolute great. Treated us like family. Guarantee you will have trip of a lifetime. We will be back.
Frank  C.
Frank C. Georgetown, KY
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
We had an excellent fishing trip with Capt Ron. His boat and equipment is top notch. He has great knowledge of the inshore and off shore fishing areas. Very professional and friendly! Highly recommend!!!
Tom  V.
Tom V. Sturgeon Bay, WI
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Captain Ron was great. We had a windy and cold day but he moved us around to ensure we found fish. The kids had a blast today. Thanks captain Ron for making our outing worth it!
Mark  C.
Mark C.
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Had a great day on the bay fishing with Captain Ron! He made sure my family were well taken care of. Everyone caught fish and had an awesome time. Showed us a couple of great fishing spots as well as a nice tour of the bay. When we were done he cleaned all our fish and let us know some of the restaurants in the area that would cook our catch. Would highly recommend Dream On Fishing to anyone that loves to fish!!
Larry  E.
Larry E. Senoia, GA
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(89 reviews)
Boat was clean. Capt. John was pleasant and attentive. Fishing was good. I did car th one good red fish. John filleted and the Red Pirate cooked it. Awesome.
Mark  E.
Mark E. Ocala, Florida
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
We had a windy day to go fishing and Captain Ron said we were limited to places we could go because of it, but he got us onto the fish! We all caught fish and plenty of them! Captain Ron is a very friendly and personable man. He is also very knowledgeable of the area. All in all we had a fabulous day with Captain Ron!! Highly recommend taking this trip!! Cant wait to come back and try deep sea fishing with him!
Sharon  W.
Sharon W. Clio, MI
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Our 4 boys fully enjoyed the causal and very authentic ride into the gulf and bay. The shelling was fun—-and the untouched landscape on the island was amazing. Excitement dialed up 120% when the dolphins showed up. Capt. Ron did great keeping the boat in the pods and had ways to engage and encourage the dolphins to jump in our wake. Highly recommended for some causal, unforgettable time while on vacation.
Sean  S.
Sean S. Pembroke, MA

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